In January, HyperSpace, formerly known as Synereo, released the beta version of its cryptocurrency-powered social media platform. The company is building what its founder, Dor Konforty, describes as a combination of Reddit and Patreon, and which also could be compared to fellow blockchain startup Steemit. But the question remains whether there is room for a new social network in a field dominated by some of the richest companies in the world.
LinkedIn has released the 2018 edition of its Emerging Jobs Report. Topping the list is the blockchain developer position. Yet, with crypto markets crashing in the past month amid signs of an industry slowdown, it’s unclear whether blockchain firms will be hiring at the same pace in 2019.
On August 15th, Tweetbot, a popular third-party iOS Twitter app, lost important functionality due to an update. The root cause was changes to Twitter’s API, which has been restricted for outside apps. The changes have upset Twitter’s user base, yet the company has failed to offer a solution.
New reports shed light on Facebook’s secretive crypto plans, with the social media firm reportedly meeting with representatives from cryptocurrency Stellar and looking for closer ties with American banks. Also, blockchain boss David Marcus has resigned from the board of Coinbase.
Researchers from Duo Security have uncovered a sophisticated Crypto Twitter botnet involved in promoting scam crypto-giveaways. Their report offers a detailed picture of a phenomenon that users of Crypto Twitter have long been aware of.